Lam Rim Buddist Centre

The Trustees

  • Dr. John Peacock is both an academic and a Buddhist practitioner of over thirty years. He initially trained in the Tibetan Gelugpa tradition in monasteries in South India and subsequently he spent time in Sri Lanka studying Theravada. John is also an accomplished sitar player, translator, author, broadcaster and has appeared on BBC Wales TV. He also cooks delicious curries.

  • Margaret Travis has been a long standing student of Ven Geshe Damcho Yonten. She has made a number of visits to South India, Dharamsala and South Africa accompanying Ven Geshe Damcho-la. Many years ago, Margaret was a professional singer and has great interest in Tibetan chanting. She has an eclectic interest in Dharma books and often advises visitors on titles that have the potential to help. One of Margaret's main interests has been to endeavour to internalise the Buddha's teachings in her offering of practical help to the many visitors who have come to the Centre from all spiritual paths.

  • Ben Griffin is the youngest trustee on the board. He took refuge under Ven. Geshe Damchö Yonten thirty-eight years ago in 1979, and has worked to integrate the Lam Rim practice with business and modern city life while remaining committed to Ven. Geshe Damchö's guidance.

  • Judith Hasell is a Yoga teacher and an Independent Speech and Language Therapist specialising in working with additional needs and autism spectrum conditions. As well as being a regional tutor for the Makaton Charity, she also acts as a registered intermediary providing support and advice to police and the Courts on effective interviewing strategies for vulnerable witnesses with communication difficulties.

  • David Johnson